Print Day in May

Print at home - show online!

Date

Sun 12th April 2020: 8:00am
- Fri 1st May 2020: 5:00pm

Celebrate Print day in May this year by cooking up a print at home - kitchen litho, cottage collographs, mansion monoprints, fence frottage, residence reliefs, potato prints and even stencils using old dry makeup and brushes (who knew?). There are lots of printmaking ideas and techniques on Facebook and Youtube to kick-start inspiration if any is needed!  

InkMasters Cairns has entered into the spirit of Print Day in May for the past 2 years. We have thrown open open the doors of our workshop and invited people (including those who might never have made an original print before) to come and create something with us.

This year, with the COVID19 pandemic forcing physical distancing and the closure of cultural facilities, printmakers are faced with the challenge of making-do without access to the usual equipment. But challenges also present great opportunities for experimentation, innovation and problem solving. We invite anyone to improvise and make prints with whatever materials and tools come to hand at home. But if you have a press at home that counts too!

‘Kitchen’ printing includes lithographyfrottage, lino stampingrubber stamping, monoprintshand printing relief block, old makeup prints, Japanese woodcut, and much more. 

So get creative and send us selfies of you at work and your home prints; we will post on our own website and social media, and share them with the world-wide printmaking community.
Send before 2 May to inkmasters.cairns@hotmail.com

Start now and spread the word!! And get the kids involved too. The main thing is to have fun!

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